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Wrongfully Imprisoned Man Could Get $1.55M from Virginia

A man who spent more than three decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit could be getting $1.55 million from the state of Virginia. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that a bill to provide compensation to 60-year-old Keith Allen …

Criminal Charges Announced in Fatal Massachusetts Water Main Break

Criminal charges have been announced in connection with a Boston, Mass., water main break that killed two workers. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley on Wednesday announced a grand jury had returned indictments charging Atlantic Drain Services of Boston and …

Penn State Abuse Scandal Costs Approach a Quarter-Billion

Penn State’s costs related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal are approaching a quarter-billion dollars and growing, five years after the former assistant football coach’s arrest on child molestation charges. The scandal’s overall cost to the school has reached at least …

Oklahoma Board Pushes for Charges Against Dentist

Citing the scope of a public health scare involving thousands of patients of an Oklahoma oral surgeon, the head of the state’s dentistry board said she wants prosecutors to consider pursuing criminal charges. Nearly 1,000 of Dr. W. Scott Harrington’s …

Chevron, Transocean Charged in Brazilian Oil Spill

A Brazilian federal prosecutor filed criminal charges on Wednesday against Chevron and drill-rig operator Transocean for a November oil spill, raising the stakes in a legal saga that is adding to Chevron’s woes in Latin America and threatens to slow …

Massey Mine Superintendent Charged with Conspiracy in West Virginia Blast

The former superintendent of the West Virginia coal mine where 29 workers died in a 2010 explosion was charged on Wednesday with felony conspiracy by tipping off mine operators to safety inspections, allowing them to conceal dangerous violations, authorities said. …